College Football

NCAA reverses mid-year enrollee ruling
The NCAA has gone back to the drawing board over the rules that govern mid-year enrolling football prospects eligible for financial aid agreements on and after Aug.

K-State opens spring aiming to contend
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Kansas State went into the 2013 season with hopes of defending its Big 12 title. Those hopes quickly vanished after the Wildcats lost their first three Big 12 games.

Updated 2015 ESPN 300 released
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On Wednesday, the new 2015 ESPN 300 player rankings were released, with defensive tackle and Georgia native Trenton Thompson taking the top spot. But the actual rankings are just the start.

Spartans offense says it can take lead
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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- For nearly a season and a half, Michigan State leaned hard on its defense to try to win games while the offense sputtered.That pattern finally changed midway through last season, as Connor Cook settled the quarterback position, Jeremy Langford developed into a star at running back and the receivers started making tough catches.

Petersen in process of starting over
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SEATTLE -- Chris Petersen sits in his office, anxiously folding an address label he peeled off a magazine. He looks past the football field into Union Bay, where the Washington crew team is practicing.

NYT report: FSU rape investigation flawed
The New York Times has reported that there was virtually no investigation, either by the Tallahassee Police Department or Florida State University, into the rape allegations against FSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.

Wisconsin's Gordon reaches for next level
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MADISON, Wis. -- Most Wisconsin players had disappeared into the northeast tunnel of Camp Randall Stadium, leaving behind another spring workout. But Melvin Gordon remained, running routes and catching passes from walk-on quarterback Thad Armstrong.

With Ash out, Texas asks Swoopes to lead
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AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong tried to play coy. Well, either that or he didn’t understand the question.The question posed Tuesday was whether the first-year Texas coach can envision a quarterback joining this Longhorns program in the summer and competing for the starting job.

Tech's Williams could be two-way star
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LUBBOCK, Texas -- The list of two-way players to grace the Big 12 in recent years is a short one.Oklahoma State cornerback R.W. McQuarters had an interception and a touchdown catch in the 1997 Alamo Bowl.

By the numbers: Clemson's QB runs
Two weeks ago, Chad Morris said he hoped the quarterback competition at Clemson would be cleared up by the end of spring, but certainly this isn’t what he had in mind.

Former Clemson QB Kelly apologizes
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Former Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly, who was dismissed from the team this week, apologized for his behavior, according to the Associated Press. It was a family affair, as Kelly issued a statement Wednesday through his uncle, Dan Kelly, the vice president of Jim Kelly Inc.

Leal relishes competition in VT QB race
Virginia Tech shook up its depth chart this week, putting Brenden Motley ahead of Mark Leal at quarterback.The news did not appear to faze Leal much.

Syracuse, LSU set home-and-home series
Syracuse and LSU will play a home-and-home series beginning in 2015, the schools announced Wednesday.The first game between the two will take place Sept.

ACC's lunchtime links
 Never forget. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a complaint to Clemson over the way Dabo Swinney has incorporated religion into the program.

ESPN 300: Top ACC targets
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With Wednesday’s release of the 2015 ESPN 300, here’s a look at five top ACC targets in the 2015 class.DT Trenton Thompson 6-4, 310 ESPN 300 rank: 1While Thompson is only seriously considering a pair of ACC schools, the defensive tackle from Albany, Ga.

NYT report: FSU rape investigation flawed
The New York Times has reported that there was virtually no investigation, either by the Tallahassee Police Department or Florida State University, into the rape allegations against FSU quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.

UNC D looking to continue momentum
North Carolina safety Tim Scott is well aware of the surging expectations surrounding his offensive teammates this spring -- further motivation for the Tar Heels’ defense to catch up this fall.

Terrel Hunt keeps starting Cuse QB job
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Though Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt ended last season on a roll, coach Scott Shafer was reluctant to tab him the starter headed into spring.He wanted Hunt to earn the job again.

Louisville adds former Washington safety
Louisville continued to bolster its depth in the secondary Tuesday, with the addition of former Washington safety James Sample.The former three-star high school player spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons with Washington, playing in only five total games.

Take 2: Will Syracuse win 8 games in 2014?
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Syracuse coach Scott Shafer recently told a local radio station that his goal for 2014 is to win eight or more games. Given the difficulty of their schedule, can the Orange get there?

Big 12 QB carousel continues with transfers
Now that most FBS schools have wrapped up spring ball, here comes a necessary next step: Transfer season. The dominoes started falling for several Big 12 quarterbacks situations on Wednesday morning.

K-State opens spring aiming to contend
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Kansas State went into the 2013 season with hopes of defending its Big 12 title. Those hopes quickly vanished after the Wildcats lost their first three Big 12 games.

Breaking down the Big 12 in ESPN 300
Today is a minor holiday for recruitniks: The newest edition of the ESPN 300 recruiting rankings have been released, along with a slew of other grades and evaluations.

Big 12 lunchtime links
This kid might have just saved a life. New summer rules could help West Virginia start to narrow down its quarterback battle. A look at West Virginia's defensive line after spring football.

ESPN 300: Top Big 12 targets
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The spring evaluation period is upon us, and coaches are traveling and hosting spring games in an effort to evaluate and attract the nation’s elite prospects.

Q&A: Texas Tech OC/WR coach Eric Morris
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LUBBOCK, Texas -- Few assistants in college football have soared up the coaching ladder faster than Texas Tech offensive coordinator Eric Morris.The 28-year-old Morris, who was a key receiver on Mike Leach’s 11-win team at Texas Tech in 2008, finished his playing career with 184 receptions.

With Ash out, Texas asks Swoopes to lead
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AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong tried to play coy. Well, either that or he didn’t understand the question.The question posed Tuesday was whether the first-year Texas coach can envision a quarterback joining this Longhorns program in the summer and competing for the starting job.

Tech's Williams could be two-way star
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LUBBOCK, Texas -- The list of two-way players to grace the Big 12 in recent years is a short one.Oklahoma State cornerback R.W. McQuarters had an interception and a touchdown catch in the 1997 Alamo Bowl.

Big 12 roundtable: 2015 recruiting
Even though almost 10 months remain until the next national singing day, teams across the Big 12 have jumped off to fast starts in putting together their 2015 classes.

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Tap, tap. I can't wait for this 30 for 30. This post-spring period will be an important time for Kansas' coaching staff. KU quarterback Jake Heaps likes the changes in the Jayhawk offense this spring under John Reagan.

Recruit and return: UCF Knights
You won’t find UCF in the top 40 of the class rankings, but the Knights currently rank at No. 6 in the American Athletic Conference rankings. After the Knights’ 52-42 victory over Baylor in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, here’s a look at how UCF has done on the recruiting trail and what it will need to do moving forward to capitalize on its BCS win.

Chat wrap: College GameDay
Join our ESPN.com college football experts as they preview Saturday's matchups.Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 9 a.m. ET. See you there.

Unfamiliar foes: USF
Our series taking a team-by-team look at the marquee nonconference faces the future American Athletic Conference will see in the fall ends today with USF.

Big East lunchtime links
Have a great weekend! The No. 1 player Paul Dehner Jr. says has to develop for Cincinnati this season is .... Louisville picked up two commitments Thursday.

Aresco looks to the future of the American
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When the calendar turns to July 1 on Monday, the American Athletic Conference officially begins operations.It has been a turmoil-filled two years for the league no longer known as the Big East.

Rising stock of Teddy Bridgewater
The 2013 college football season has the potential to be one of the greatest quarterback classes ever. Eight of the top 10 teams in last year’s final AP Poll return their starting quarterbacks, and every conference except the Big 12 returns either their first- or second-team quarterbacks from last season.

Big East mailbag
Coming at you one day early.Bigg Edd Gladney in Somerset, N.J., writes: Since Pitt will not let Shell return to the team, would it be a good idea for Rutgers or Temple to make a play for him (since he wants to be on the East Coast, close to his daughter and family)?

Big East lunchtime links
Plenty of recruiting news. Receiver Johnny Holton needs to step up for Cincinnati this year. Former Louisville linebacker Otis Wilson is set for induction into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame on Friday.

Unfamiliar foes: UConn
Our series taking a team-by-team look at the marquee nonconference faces the future American Athletic Conference will see in the fall continues today with UConn.

Unfamiliar foes: UCF
Our series taking a team-by-team look at the marquee nonconference faces the future American Athletic Conference will see in the fall continues today with UCF.

Big Ten Wednesday mailbag
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It's Wednesday. There's nothing good on TV (except for this). It's mailbag business time.Ed from State of Rutgers writes: How would you rank B1G head coaches on the hot seat in 2014?

Illinois 're-brands' with new uniforms
These days in college sports, how you look seems almost as important as how you play.Illinois has undergone a "re-branding" effort with Nike that resulted in uniform changes for several of its sports teams, including football.

Spartans offense says it can take lead
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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- For nearly a season and a half, Michigan State leaned hard on its defense to try to win games while the offense sputtered.That pattern finally changed midway through last season, as Connor Cook settled the quarterback position, Jeremy Langford developed into a star at running back and the receivers started making tough catches.

Big Ten lunch links
Is this heaven? Nope, still Iowa. But happy to be back. One Michigan State receiver is suspended for the spring, while two others are stepping up in his place.

ESPN 300: Top Big Ten targets
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The top-ranked prospects tend to wait out the process, so there are still some huge names at the top of Big Ten recruiting boards. The top targets will be fought over by most teams within the conference, which will make for some interesting recruiting battles.

Wisconsin's Gordon reaches for next level
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MADISON, Wis. -- Most Wisconsin players had disappeared into the northeast tunnel of Camp Randall Stadium, leaving behind another spring workout. But Melvin Gordon remained, running routes and catching passes from walk-on quarterback Thad Armstrong.

Big Ten Tuesday mailblog
It's tax day and you owe me some emails. No refunds granted here, unless you follow us on Twitter.To the inbox ...Brutus from The Ninth Circle writes: What's your take on where B1G recruiting stands at the moment, and where do you think it will be, come signing day?

Pelini challenges team over offseason
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Spring football is done. It’s time to work on the little things, which, for Nebraska, equate to the big things.Coach Bo Pelini left the Huskers with a message after Nebraska completed 15 practices over the past five weeks.

Drawn & quartered: Pac-12 scoring check
What is your team's best quarter? Worst? And what does it mean?While it's probably a mistake to read too much into how a team does quarter by quarter -- the final score is what counts -- it might provide some tidbits of insight.

Lunch links: Utes' O-line coming together
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. Arizona's QB competition heads into the offseason, but it's still active.

Petersen in process of starting over
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SEATTLE -- Chris Petersen sits in his office, anxiously folding an address label he peeled off a magazine. He looks past the football field into Union Bay, where the Washington crew team is practicing.

ESPN 300: Top Pac-12 targets
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This recruiting cycle represents a huge year for talent in California, which means the Pac-12 should be able to put together some very healthy recruiting classes.

No big surprise Kessler named USC QB
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It wasn’t a dramatic decision accompanied by great fanfare, but it was still notable that USC coach Steve Sarkisian named Cody Kessler the Trojans' starting quarterback after Tuesday’s practice.

Competition abounds at Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez declared his third round of spring practices with the Wildcats a success after the spring game on Saturday, even though he was unable -- or unwilling -- to provide much insight into how things stood among his major position competitions, most notably quarterback.

Murray proves he's healthy at pro day
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Like former Georgia teammate Zach Mettenberger a week before him, Aaron Murray wanted to prove that he’s close to full health at the Bulldogs’ pro day on Wednesday -- his first public passing session since tearing his left ACL last November.

Huge opportunity now for Barker, Towles
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Quarterback Jalen Whitlow's decision to transfer from Kentucky leaves a very big opportunity for early enrollee freshman Drew Barker and third-year sophomore Patrick Towles.

Tide D-line evolves, focuses on pass rush
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- At first, Nick Saban scoffed at the idea of his defensive line having good depth. After a lecture on the merits of perception, he said he wasn’t at all happy with the group.

Aggies now down to Hill, Allen at QB
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The departure of senior Matt Joeckel means that Texas A&M is down to two in its quarterback race. From here on out, it's all about sophomore Kenny Hill and early-enrollee freshman Kyle Allen.

SEC lunchtime links
Finish your taxes on time? Then sit back and enjoy Wednesday’s lunch links. Well and ready, Alabama wide receiver Chris Black has another opportunity to compete for playing time this spring.

ESPN 300: Top SEC targets
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With Wednesday’s release of the 2015 ESPN 300, here is a look at five top targets for the top conference in college football.DT Trenton Thompson6-foot-4, 310 poundsESPN 300 rank: 1The SEC continues to be the most likely landing spot for the nation's top-ranked prospect.

Holsey a 'wild card' in Auburn's secondary
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If the season opener was this Saturday, Auburn defensive back Joshua Holsey would be playing. It’s not, though. It’s only the spring game, and that’s why Holsey will be held out just like he has been for the majority of spring practice.

Florida's spring standouts
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Fresh faces were everywhere at Florida this spring.A poor season in 2013 brought a clean slate. A new offense brought opportunities at every position.

New Day for Miss. State's senior center
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STARKVILLE, Miss. -- One look at Mississippi State center Dillon Day, and you get why he’s been put in the position he’s in.The robust 6-foot-4, 300-pound wall resembles a jacked 80s rocker with long golden hair and colorful tattoo sleeves slathered on both arms.

Aggies win fan vote as top offensive line
Maybe it's a surprise to some, and maybe it shouldn't be. Either way, Texas A&M's offensive line will be the cream of the crop in the SEC in 2014, according to the fans.


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